Home Health Co-Pays Proposed in Obama Budget, Services “At Risk”

The Obama Administration’s FY 2014 budget released earlier this week included several proposals that put ...

Kinnser Reinvents Home Health and Hospice Software with New Features

National home health and hospice software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider Kinnser Software, Inc. aims to bring more simplicity and transparency to its clients who use the company’s flagship Kinnser Agency Manage platform. Earlier this month, Kinnser announced that it had completely reinvented and redesigned all new billing and revenue management tools within Kinnser Agency Manager, the result […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Brightree Joins AAHomecare To Address Audit Issues

A home medical equipment (HME) software and services provider entered an exclusive agreement with the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) to address audit issues in the HME industry. Brightree entered into the agreement with AAHomecare to be the information technology (IT) lead in shaping its HME Audit Key service.  The HME Audit Key was born out […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Miami Woman Bilks Medicare Out of $74 Million in Home Health Fraud Scheme

A Miami resident who owned a home health care company and was the administrator of another pleaded guilty for her involvement in a $74 million Medicare fraud scheme. Elsa Ruiz, 45, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke to one count of conspiracy to commit heath care fraud. According to court documents, Ruiz […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Home Training Sessions Reduced Hospital Readmissions by 39%

Reducing hospital readmissions for Medicare patients post-discharge doesn’t necessarily have to involve the latest tech gadgetry or even visits from a home health aide, a recent study suggests. Researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio found that an hour-long coaching session and three follow-up phone calls helped reduce hospital readmissions among Medicare […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

CMS Cuts Back on Hospice Drug Restrictions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has scaled back its restrictions requiring all hospice drugs to be approved before they can be dispensed.  Now, prior authorization will only be necessary for four categories of prescription drugs: analgesics, anti-nauseants, laxatives and anti-anxiety medications, according to a recent CMS memorandum. “We recognize that the operational […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }